I was a bit surprised to come across these plants during a field venture.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington, but apparently someone prefers growing there buds in the forest. This is the third time I have come across a plot of these plants; although coming across some armed men who were not hunters on National Forest land probably should count as well. That encounter as well as stories from others and in the news causes a bit of anxiety around these plants. I suspect and hope the money and scale of grow operations is no longer what it once was and the forest is safer.
My other anxiety is being under these types of structures.